Cascade Spice Japanese Iris
Iris ensata 'Cascade Spice'
Pronunciation: EYE-ris en-SA-tuh
|Description||Ruffled white flowers with an outer band of purple. Blooms rise above the narrow green foliage on stiff stems - a great pick for cut flower arrangements. Excellent near water features, in damp borders, at the edge of ponds or streams, or even in pots plunged halfway to the rim in water gardens. An herbaceous perennial.|
|Watering||Keep soil moist to wet.|
|Blooms||Spring and summer|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 24 to 36 in. tall, 18 in. wide.|
|Special Features||Attracts Butterflies, Easy Care|
|Flower Attributes||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container|
|Design Ideas||Water iris will grow well in water gardens or in low, soggy ground. A great plant for backyard ponds or larger container water gardens.|
|Companion Plants||Bee Balm (Monarda); Turtlehead (Chelone); Spiderwort (Tradescantia); Cardinal Flower (Lobelia); Joe-Pye Weed (Eupatorium)|
|Care||Provide organically rich, humusy, acidic, moisture retentive soil. Maintain evenly moist soil in first growing season to establish root system. Once established, tolerates soggy soils and standing water in growing season; reduce soil moisture in winter to prevent root rot. Remove old, faded foliage before new leaves emerge.|
|Lore||Japanese irises are typically the latest of iris to bloom, about a month after Siberian irises.|
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.